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We're in August, peak holiday season, with many of us finally enjoying a well-deserved dose of sunshine. But summer does somewhat complicate the jennifer old beauty regime - lopez what with hair removal, sunburn concealing and the avoidance of shiny faces and frizzy hair. So here, celebrity make-up artist Kate Best - who has been working her magic.
Jennifer Lopez all summer on-set while filming her current show, Shades of Blue lopez - offers some of her top summer beauty tips. Celebrity make-up artist Kate Best, pictured working her magic on Jennifer Lopez on-set while filming her current show, Shades of Blue, offers some of her summer beauty tips.
How to avoid the cakey foundation look. Foundation can look aggressively harsh under direct sunlight. The key here, Kate says, is not to use powder either before or after applying foundation.
Stick to a light, tinted moisturizer or BB cream and let it blend with the natural oils in your skin. You want just enough to even out your skin, but not enough to sit in any fine lines.
Then press a tissue lightly over the face to soak up any excess, and repeat throughout the day. The key here, Kate says, is not to use powder but instead stick to a light, tinted moisturizer or BB cream. Achieving the 'J-LO glow jennifer Lopez is famed for her dewy, shimmering skin - the enviable 'J-LO glow a phrase coined by her long-time chief make-up artist.
Of course, her base complexion is down to her good genes. But there are ways to mimic it to some degree.
Start with a hydrating toner, Kate says, then apply an illuminating base. Again, go easy on the foundation - the less the better - before sweeping on a bronzer. Then, using a highlighter stick, cream or balm, to dab onto the areas of the face that the sun hits naturally: the top of the cheekbones, centre of the nose, brow bones and cupid's bow.
Dealing with a sweaty face, fixing spray is your best friend when it comes to sweat, Kate advises. Always apply a primer first to prevent make-up from slipping in hot weather, then spritz your face with fixing spray before and again after applying your lightweight foundation. The layers ensure a waterproof effect that lasts all day.
Blotting paper sheets are also great to have on hand as they absorb grease like a sponge. Pat one over your face several times a day, but don't rub it around. For the 'J-LO glow' use a highlighter stick, cream or balm, and dab onto the areas of the face the light hits naturally: top of the cheekbones, centre of the nose, brow bone and cupid's bow.